Today President Obama named Sumita Pennathur one of the recipients of the PECASE award, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on science and engineering professionals in the early states of their independent careers.
ME Professor Rouslan Krechetnikov has been awarded a DARPA Young Faculty Award which was announced September 19, 2011. His award is for a proposal entitled, "Low-dimensional modeling and identification of finite-amplitude instabilities in complex systems." The press release concerning the DARPA YFA program and awardees can be found here:
DARPA Grants More than $11M to Young Scientists
In 6 short weeks students have gone from
"what's a microcontroller?" to competing in a challenge where
autonomous (no remote control) robots navigate a complex playing field
two at a time in search of many foam blocks of "cheese."